Joe Tinker

Tinker with the Chicago Cubs in 1908
Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912
Joe Tinker in a Coca-Cola ad from 1913
Charles Weeghman (left), James A. Gilmore (center), and Tinker (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Weeghman Park in 1914
Tinker Field in Orlando, Florida

American professional baseball player and manager.

- Joe Tinker

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Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

During this period, which has become known as baseball's dead-ball era, Cub infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance were made famous as a double-play combination by Franklin P. Adams' poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Federal League

American professional baseball league that played its first season as a minor league in 1913 and operated as a "third major league", in competition with the established National and American Leagues, from 1914 to 1915.

James A. Gilmore of the Federal League circa 1913
William E. Robertson was president of the Buffalo, New York Federal League baseball team the Buffalo Blues.
C. C. Madison in 1915. He was the former owner of the Kansas City, Missouri baseball club of the Federal League, the Kansas City Packers.
Washington Park in April 1915
1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops
Joe Tinker managed the 1915 Chicago Whales.
George Textor played for Indianapolis in 1913.
Bill McKechnie played for Indianapolis in 1914.
Mordecai Brown played for Chicago in 1915.

Joe Tinker managed the Chicago team, Mordecai Brown managed the St. Louis team and Bill Bradley managed the Brooklyn team.

Frank Chance

American professional baseball player.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913
Chance circa 1899 from The Sporting News
Frank Chance baseball card
Chance (left) shakes hands with Miller Huggins in 1923
Chance's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

With Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers, Chance formed a strong double play combination, which was immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Johnny Evers

American professional baseball second baseman and manager.

Evers with the Chicago Cubs in 1910
Evers with the Cubs, circa 1910
A 1911 Johnny Evers T205 Tobacco Card

Evers was a part of a great double-play combination with Joe Tinker and Frank Chance, which was immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in the poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon".

Chicago Whales

The Chicago Whales were a professional baseball team based in Chicago.

Chicago Federals playing at Weeghman Park in April 1914

Many Whales players had American and National League experience, including manager Joe Tinker, Dutch Zwilling, Mordecai Brown, and Rollie Zeider.

Double play

Act of making two outs during the same continuous play.

After stepping on second base, Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Max Moroff throws to first base to complete a double play as Baltimore Orioles baserunner Seth Smith slides into the base
Mickey Vernon was part of 2044 double plays in his 20-year career.

The most famous double play trio—although they never set any records—were Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance, who were the shortstop, second baseman and first baseman, respectively, for the Chicago Cubs between 1902 and 1912.

Columbus Senators

Created in as a founding member of the Tri-State League.

The 1906 Columbus Senators

Joe Tinker (1917)

Shortstop

Baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions.

The position of the shortstop
Cardinals great Ozzie Smith
Yankees former shortstop Derek Jeter getting ready to field his position in 2007
Omar Vizquel played more games at shortstop than any other player in MLB history.

Joe Tinker (1946)

Orlando Rays

Several different minor league baseball teams have called the city of Orlando, Florida home from 1919–2003.

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

Joe Tinker (1921) Inducted, 1946

Baseball's Sad Lexicon

1910 baseball poem by Franklin Pierce Adams.

Fans watch Merkle's Boner from Coogan's Bluff, September 23, 1908
The 1906 Chicago Cubs
Tinker, Evers, and Chance

The eight-line poem is presented as a single, rueful stanza from the point of view of a New York Giants fan watching the Chicago Cubs infield of shortstop Joe Tinker, second baseman Johnny Evers, and first baseman Frank Chance complete a double play.